SARANAC LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

August 2018 Newsletter

Welcome Back SLHS Students & Families

I hope you have enjoyed your summer and were able to spend time with family and friends. I am looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year and welcoming our students back on September 6th. The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time with new staff, new students and new expectations for a positive school year.

Schedules

Your 2018-2019 schedule is enclosed and as of August 15th, will also be accessible through the SchoolTool portal. Students who are still enrolled in Credit Recovery Summer School and/or taking an August Regents Exam, will not receive a schedule until August 22nd. The scheduling process began last January. Counselors met with students, selection sheets were completed and course selections were mailed home with a message encouraging families to review. Please understand that elective courses originally selected may not appear on the final schedule. Every effort was made to keep the original student requests, however, courses may have been replaced with an alternate course.

Changes to student schedules may only be made for the following reason(s):

  • FAILURE OF A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT WHICH MUST BE MADE UP
  • LESS THAN THE MINIMUM 6.5 CREDIT/ YEAR REQUIREMENT IS MET
  • SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF A SUMMER SCHOOL COURSE NOT FACTORED INTO THE SCHEDULE AND NEEDS TO BE
  • ADDING A COURSE

For the first day of school, all students will receive a copy of their schedule in homeroom.

Chromebook Rollout Night for Students and Parents

On August 27th, we will be distributing Chromebooks to all of our students in grades 6-12 at the SLHS. We look forward to providing information on how we will keep students safe, provide fun and engaging educational activities in class, and connect our learning to the real world using Chromebooks. We also look forward to answering questions and addressing concerns. Students with last names beginning with letter A-L will meet at 6pm and students with last names beginning with letters M-Z will meet at 7pm. We will begin each session in the SLHS Auditorium.

Closed Campus

For the first two days of school this year (September 6th & 7th), we will have a closed campus. These two days will be used to educate all Juniors and Seniors of our expectations. Open campus privileges for Juniors and Seniors will begin on Monday, September 10th providing we have received the properly signed documents. The documentation needed for review and signature will be provided to the Juniors and Seniors during homeroom on the first day of school. Please have your child return the signed documents to their homeroom teacher.

Upcoming Events

August 16th & 17th – August Regents Exams

Tuesday, August 21st – Freshman Picnic @ 11:30am (Meet in the Cafeteria)

Monday, August 27th - 6-12 Chromebook Rollout @ SLHS Auditorium (6:00 A-L & 7:00 M-Z)

Thursday, September 6th – First Day of School

Monday, September 24th – College Planning & Financial Aid Night @ 6:00pm (Library)

Wednesday, September 26th – SLHS Open House @ 6:30pm

October 9th-13th – Homecoming Week

I encourage you to contact the school (518) 891-4450 or visit our website www.highschool.slcs.org at any time with questions or concerns. The documents and forms tab on the website has required forms and information. Thank you for your continued support of Saranac Lake High School. On behalf of the entire SLHS staff, we wish all students and families a very successful 2018-2019 school year!


Sincerely,

Joshua Dann, Principal